Tristate best sellers list
for the week of April 8, 2001
(This week/Last week)
1. (8) The Gates of the Alamo, Stephen Harrigan (Penguin USA; $14). Predictable outcome of this historic conflict is personalized through fictional characters.
2. () Destiny's Door, Judith Tracy (Padwolf Publishing Inc.; $14) Donald Thurmond unwittingly gives aliens access to all that Earth has to offer.
3. (2) Dreamcatcher, Stephen King (Scribner; $28) Four boyhood friends from Derry, Maine, encounter aliens.
4. (3) Scarlet Feather, Maeve Binchy (Dutton; $25.95). Family epic centers on two working-class chums.
5. (7) 1st to Die, James Patterson (Little, Brown; $26.95). Four women work together on serial killer case; first in a series.
6. () The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (Picador; $14). New view of Dinah, who appears briefly in the Book of Genesis.
7. (1) The Villa, Nora Roberts (Putnam; $25.95) Romantic suspense: Sex, riches, deadly secrets.
8. (5) The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan (Putnam; $25.95). Story is told from two (mother, daughter) perspectives.
9. (6) Icy Sparks, Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Penguin; $13.95). Girl in '50s with Tourette's syndrome; Oprah's Book Club.
10. (4) We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates (Plume; $13.95). The disintegration of a family after a daughter is raped; Oprah's Book Club selection.
(This week/Last week)
1. (2) The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah; $9.99). Subtitled Breaking Through to the Blessed Life.
2. (3) The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen; $12.95). Subtitled A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.
3. (7) Life Strategies, Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion; $11.95) Doing What Works, Doing What Matters.
4. () Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel, Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (Chronicle Books; $14.95).
5. (4) The Wisdom of Menopause, Christiane Northrup (Bantam; $27.95). Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change.
6. (5) Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson (Putnam; $19.95). Dealing with change at work and in life.
7. () How to Know God, Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers; $14). Compelling vision of afterlife by author of Perfect Health.
8.() The Journey to Peace: Reflections on Faith, Embracing Suffering, and Finding New Life, Cardinal Joseph Bernadin (Doubleday; $17.95).
9. () The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly (Broadway; $23). Good, bad and ridiculous in American life.
10.() Big Pig Gig Celebrating Pigs in the City, foreword by Laura Pulfer (Orange Frazer Press; $34.95). Descriptions and color photos of all the piggies that were on display as of July 15.